A live taping of the popular podcast The Lit Up show, in this hour Cosmo's former books editor-at-large and current Esquire contributor Angela Ledgerwood invites novelist Alana Massey, author of All The Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen To Be Famous Strangers to discuss celebrity-worship, body image in the era of selfies, and how Amber Rose has become the unlikely "Patron saint" of strippers. Massey first rose to prominence with personal essays like Being Winona In A World Made For Gwyneths, which became a viral sensation and fused pop culture satire with humorous and heartbreakingly astute social commentary. Massey and Ledgerwood are joined by illustrator Payton Turner, an acclaimed artist, designer, and entrepreneur whose Instagram account Girls At Library celebrates female readers in all their glory.‚Äč

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Written by: Laura Feinstein

Produced by: Scott Newman

hosted by: Rich Awn

photography by: Alexa Hoyer

sound by: Brian Ashburn Davis



Produced by: Scott Newman Laura Feinstein

Designed by: Ray Marrero

photography by: Alexa Hoyer

Hosted By: Rich Awn

Live sound by: Brian Ashburn Davis

audio editing By: Carlos Fonseca